New Bridge Decemr 11th 1782
Mr J. Odle who I permitted yesterday to go between the lines has just returned and informs that Sir Guy Carleton with about 5000 of the Enemy at New York were preparing to embark; that the transports for their reception were haul’d to the wharfs on Saturday last but waited for a fair wind. The 17th Dragoons was said to compose a part tho he coud not learn the particular Corps, or given destination for the troops; for this purpose I shall permit him again in two or three days, when he says he will be able to obtain a better account, of the whole.
A Foraging party of about 400 were out yesterday in the east River as far as East Chester. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s very Obedient Servt
Major Commanding on the Croton
DLC: Papers of George Washington.